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Power Loss, Backup Power and the Healthcare Industry

There are arguably few places in which reliable and sufficient backup power is more important than the healthcare industry.  While backup power is very important for a myriad of industries, in the healthcare industry, it can be the difference between … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Arc Flash in a Data Center and How to Avoid It

A well-planned and well-managed data center anticipates potential hazards and works to minimize their risk. Additionally, by anticipating potential hazards, a data center can have appropriate response plans in case a potential hazard becomes reality.  At times, the level of … Continue reading

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How to Know When It is Time to Upgrade Your UPS & How to Do So Effectively

One of the most important components of any data center is their Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).  The UPS is tasked with maintaining uptime in a data center should there ever be a power interruption.  It literally provides an uninterruptible power … Continue reading

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Hyperconvergence Solutions in the Data Center

Hyperconvergence is not just a buzzword, it is the future of data center operations.  First there were converged data centers and now there are hyperconverged data center infrastructures that address silos that previously posed a significant problem. With hyperconverged data … Continue reading

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Server Room Fire Suppression Best Practices

Data centers must delicately balance the need for infrastructure and equipment that runs all day and maximizes uptime with the need to manage heat and fire risk associated with electronic equipment.  This is particularly true in server rooms.  Server rooms … Continue reading

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Flywheel vs. Battery UPS

Every data center utilizes a UPS – Uninterruptible Power Supply – to ensure that power is always available, even in there is a power interruption.  Minimizing downtime while maximizing energy efficiency is a primary goal of any data center or … Continue reading

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Proper Maintenance and Service of UPS System is Critical to Preventing Failure

There are few things more important to a data center than continuous power.  Without it, a data center will experience prolonged downtime, significant financial loss, a damaged reputation and other damaging effects.  It is for this reason that data centers … Continue reading

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The Convergence of IT & OT in Data Centers

IT and OT – though they are two different things, the previous tendency to “divide and conquer” when it came to strategy, management and solutions is going away.  When it comes to IT and OT, their worlds are colliding inside … Continue reading

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Data Center RTOI

Technology is evolving minute by minute and data centers must work to keep up with the lightening-paced evolution.  We have discussed the Internet of Things (IOT) before – the world is becoming increasingly dependent on the internet and every day … Continue reading

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Data Center Business Continuity

Whether you operate a data center or any other business, business continuity is incredibly important.  We all think we are immune to disaster but the reality is, if you have not formed a business continuity plan for disasters, you are … Continue reading

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